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Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry ???

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LilyL

LilyL Report 26 Feb 2013 11:05

Wow! How you all do 'go on' For me I adhere to the following:-

There is only one Christ Jesus,
One faith,
All else is disputes over trifles.


(Elizabeth 1st's response to the Catholic/Protestant divide)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 26 Feb 2013 11:12

LilyL And the reason why Paul felt he had to write his letters to the infant churches in Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi, Ephesus, Galacia and Rome.

All his letters begin with the same cry from the heart. To accept we are different people with different traditions (Jews and Greeks then), but we must learn to understand other traditions and love and support each other :-)

Edit. Good old Queen Bess. I feel our present Queen would have a similar opinion :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:18

Further to my earlier comment about the Lord's prayer, I am reliably informed that the RC version is slightly different...for ref
http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/lord_roman_catholic_version.html

My point remains the same however, that if a prayer common ( I think) to all denominations of the church is needed to 'share', then this is THE one.

For the record I like statues,and candles and beautiful windows,...it is a nod surely to 'the Glory of God' ( not my phrase but is my view). :-D

back up the tree>>>>>

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 26 Feb 2013 11:18

and for me there is only inherent goodness in any individual and atheism.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 26 Feb 2013 11:31

Rose. Can you hear me up there :-S :-S

My closest Christian friend down here is a lady who cannot wait to get the candles out. And I can't wait to put them away.

She is a woman. She usually wins. So we continue any joint services we lead with a smell of burning and a fire risk :-D ;-)

I wonder about the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. Could Protestants recite those together with Roman Catholics. Never done that, but suspect RC's also adhere to same form of words.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:35

Sue, I would rather have an aetheist with inherent goodness, than a believer with a hypocritical streak right down the back :-D

It may be my misfortune and random coincidence but of the 3 lay preachers I have encountered, all 3 of them preached one thing and did the opposite.

btw to respond to Hayley's early comment, I cross myself if I enter a Catholic church,and with Holy water, ..."when in Rome...." :-D

Prayer is very personal, I wouldn't dream of imposing my choice of how and where to do it on someone else. That to me would negate its valuie totally, I talk to God ( if he's there), how other people do, when they do , IF they do is up to them...I have reason to believe he will listen as much to them as he will to me.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 11:38

RamblingRose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:35

Sue, I would rather have an aetheist with inherent goodness, than a believer with a hypocritical streak right down the back

LIKEWISE !

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 26 Feb 2013 11:41

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 11:38
RamblingRose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:35

Sue, I would rather have an aetheist with inherent goodness, than a believer with a hypocritical streak right down the back

LIKEWISE ! too


LilyL

LilyL Report 26 Feb 2013 11:43

Personally, I too love candles stain glass windows incense and all the trappings of the Anglo Catholic faith, which is what I was brought up with, but that is just 'me', no way would I ever seek to argue with anyone else who has different preferences. The times I have been to places of worship who prefer to talk to God in a more or less flamboyant way, then that's ok too - I just don't see that it matters; each to his own and tolerance to everyone!

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 26 Feb 2013 12:11

Susan10146857 Report 26 Feb 2013 11:41

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 11:38
RamblingRose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:35

Sue, I would rather have an aetheist with inherent goodness, than a believer with a hypocritical streak right down the back

LIKEWISE ! too


Likewise three :-D :-D :-D

Dermot

Dermot Report 26 Feb 2013 12:48

Would any female contributor like to be married to a Catholic Priest/Archbishop or Cardinal? Just wondered!

Good prospects; free house; weekly cllection/whip-round; pension; occasional trip to Rome.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 26 Feb 2013 13:13

Susan10146857 Report 26 Feb 2013 11:41

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 11:38
RamblingRose Report 26 Feb 2013 11:35

Sue, I would rather have an aetheist with inherent goodness, than a believer with a hypocritical streak right down the back

LIKEWISE ! too


Likewise three

and another makes 4

Paula+

Paula+ Report 26 Feb 2013 13:16

Mine makes five.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 26 Feb 2013 13:28

Glad you didn't ask if we wanted to be married to an Anglican Vicar Dermot....

Tied house; not always a home at retirement; pay of around £22,000 pa; pension; more perks higher up the ladder.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 26 Feb 2013 14:33

well said Muffy xx :-D :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 19:58

John .....


you ask about the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed



I was raised in the Anglican Church, and was educated in a church school where we were thoroughly schooled in the church. The church (and therefore the school) that we attended was not then High Church, although I believe it has since become at least "higher" than it was. I heard a couple of years ago that the Vicar was called "Father".

I made a conscious decision at the age of 11 when I left that school to go on to the Grammar School that religion was no longer for me ................. the school had killed any love or desire in me.

However, I was intrigued by you remarks about the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed.


so I googled them!


The Apostles Creed that I learnt so long ago, and which I can still recite with little attention to the printed copy was the "old" one used by the Anglican Church .................


I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:

etc


which was very similar to the version used by the Catholic Church ................

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

etc


and to most other Christian churches, including Methodist.


The Nicene Creed, interestingly for those who do know, is named for and was adopted in the city of Nicaea (Iznik in what is now Turkey) by the first ecumenical council, which met there in the year 325 ............

and it of course is found in all Christian religions, both Eastern and Western in almost the same form.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 20:00

It was actually Rose that said it Joy...not me ...I was just the first one to agree lol

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 26 Feb 2013 20:06

well well said Rose xx :-D :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 20:08

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 26 Feb 2013 20:30

What a shame this thread has turned in to ...lets out do one and another with our vast knowledge of religion .... :-(